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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Bond reduced for man charged in shooting

    WESTMORELAND — The suspected shooter in a December 2013 incident at Manhattan Quality Inn & Suites might be released on bond. Dustin Monroe appeared Tuesday in Pottawatomie County District Court, where his $250,000 bond was reduced to $25,000, prosecuting attorney Sherri Schuck said. Monroe is accused of firing several

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 12, 2014

    City seeks input on sign regulations

    The city is testing the public’s opinion on proposed sign regulation changes. The current sign regulations are being updated, with the city hosting focus group meetings throughout the week — and after spring break — to receive input on potential changes. Around a dozen landlords and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Fake Patty’s fire runs up slightly from 2013

    Fake Patty’s Day statistics from the Manhattan Fire Department were on par with last year’s event, according to numbers released Tuesday. Deputy Chief Ryan Almes said firefighters made 14 emergency runs this year compared with 13 last year. The number is significantly lower than the 26

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Three arrested after drug probe

    Riley County police arrested three people and seized methamphetamine, marijuana and $3,000 in cash on Tuesday after an investigation into drug distribution. According to a report from Officer Matthew Droge, the RCPD teamed with agents from the Kansas Department of Corrections State Parole Office to search

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Pottawatomie sheriff investigates drug report

    WESTMORELAND — The Pottawatomie County Sheriff ’s Office is investigating a report that some Wamego High students were given marijuana at a school event in Salina. According to Sheriff Greg Riat, the incident took place on March 1, and his office responded to a report from school

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 11, 2014

    RCPD reports 73 Fake arrests

    Seventy-three people were arrested during a 35-hour period that revolved around Saturday’s Fake Patty’s Day celebration. The Riley County Police Department released crime statistics for the event on Tuesday. From 7 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Sunday, police from Riley County —

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 11, 2014

    County, developer at odds over who should pay for Excel Road inspections

    WESTMORELAND — The improvement of Excel Road north of U.S. Highway 24 in Blue Township hit a bump Monday over a disagreement with developers over the cost of inspections. County counselor John Watt told Pottawatomie County commissioners he had received a call from Rob Eichman of

  • Local |Business | March 11, 2014

    Director: Big Lakes in need of funds

    The Big Lakes Development Center director says the facility is in jeopardy because of insufficient funding. Lori Feldkamp, the agency’s president and CEO, told Riley County commissioners Monday afternoon that funding is an issue for the center, and that it is in a “wait-and-see”

  • Local |Business | March 11, 2014

    Newly opened KFC goes to drive-thru service only


    Apparently Manhattan can’t get enough fried chicken. The new KFC, 901 N. Third St., has been so busy since it opened last week that the store was forced to close its dining room – and now offers only “drive-thru” service. Rajeev Jain, who owns the restaurant

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 11, 2014

    Lewis running for second county commission term


    Riley County Commissioner Dave Lewis announced Tuesday that he is running for a second term. Lewis said he feels that he has been “effective” and “prudent” in office, and that he wants to “be able to continue to provide influence” on local, regional and statewide

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